June 22, 2015
By Nancy P. Goodman
originally posted on Examiner.com by this author/self.
It was just yesterday when we first heard about Taylor Swift penning a letter to Apple about the new Apple Music streaming service which is due to start on June 30th. Today we’ve heard the effects of her letter about Apple’s decision to ‘donate’ musician’s services free of charge to new customers who would have a 90-day free trial subscription. On the face of it, it all sounded wrong to us when we first heard about it, and, as it turns out, the artists, musicians and songwriters had a powerful force on their side.
In a note to Apple, Taylor began this way:
To Apple, Love Taylor
I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans.
And then she ended it like this:
We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.
Then today’s headline in Rolling Stone shouted out at us:
Apple Music Bows to Taylor Swift, Will Pay Artists During Free Trial
After you have watched the attached video titled: ‘Taylor Swift Gets Apple to Pay Royalties for Streaming Service’, go ahead and tune in below in the comment section to let us know your thoughts about this complete turn-around by Apple, all due to our favorite young singer and her thoughtfulness about things that really matter, not only to her and her team, but to all the other singers, musicians and songwriters who would have been unduly affected by the actions of the Apple Music service giving away their music and musical rights.